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Thread: Dry start: My first attempt on a 11gal nano

  1. #31
    In 3 weeks, the thing grew really a lot, only one 11W Arcpod for now, the 2nd is off since 3 weeks. P. Helferi is growing rather fast in a more beautiful submerged form (emersed form is so ugly and unstructered). The Anubia that suffered from submersion is doing fine. R. Wallichii needs a trim. No algae exept on the moss















    Will wait for more growth before I modify some parts maybe
    Aquatic Natur Cocoon 7: 11gal, dry start success / low light / CO2
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    Aquatlantis Evasion 120: Stopped ---> Malawi setup = No Plants

  2. #32
    Hi,

    Here's how it looks, after 6 weeks of immersion. Clean, no algae, except self limited green hairs on mosses.
    Only 0.9W/gal total volume (1.5W/gal real volume)

    I put some glosso in front right side. Just will wait a while till it grows than remove the remaining P. Helferi in the middle and right to extend glosso there and let P. Helferi only on left

    R. Wallichii was trimmed hardely today so it doesn't show well



















    Last edited by jonny_ftm; 12-22-2009 at 10:42 AM.
    Aquatic Natur Cocoon 7: 11gal, dry start success / low light / CO2
    >>Follow it here<<

    Aquatlantis Evasion 120: Stopped ---> Malawi setup = No Plants

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    Aquatic Natur Cocoon 7: 11gal, dry start success / low light / CO2
    >>Follow it here<<

    Aquatlantis Evasion 120: Stopped ---> Malawi setup = No Plants

  4. great tank,
    i would love to see a close up of the rock section of the tank and a closer image of the FTS

    merry xmas

  5. #35
    Hi,

    I'll post a close shot of the right rock section when back to home. Hopefully you asked now as I'm gonna redo it all :-(
    Stones are calcareous and despite using RO and doing 50% WC 3x/week, I end up with GH 8 and KH 5

    But, what do you mean by FTS?
    Aquatic Natur Cocoon 7: 11gal, dry start success / low light / CO2
    >>Follow it here<<

    Aquatlantis Evasion 120: Stopped ---> Malawi setup = No Plants

  6. #36
    Hi,

    I had to remove the rocks because they were very calcareous and the KH and GH were very unstable
    Used petrified wood instead

    Eleocharis was never trimmed, only delimited to not invade the front. Glosso is growing so slowly, but it roots and grows, very low light doesn't help, but CO2 does help. Hopefully I prove that we can carpet glosso with so low light.



















    Last edited by jonny_ftm; 01-17-2010 at 11:56 PM.
    Aquatic Natur Cocoon 7: 11gal, dry start success / low light / CO2
    >>Follow it here<<

    Aquatlantis Evasion 120: Stopped ---> Malawi setup = No Plants

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    Aquatic Natur Cocoon 7: 11gal, dry start success / low light / CO2
    >>Follow it here<<

    Aquatlantis Evasion 120: Stopped ---> Malawi setup = No Plants

  8. #38
    Here's how it grows, 0.9wpg light. Glosso adapted to extreme low light and now grows quickly and responds to trimming by launching many shoots. P. Helferi needs a little more time as I trimmed and replanted it in a more spaced pattern. It should cover the left side in few weeks.

    Eleocharis was never trimmed or maintained at all yet.

    The mosses were trimmed and need a new trimming soon.

    Overall, this is a very low maintenance tank, except weekly WC for now, without syphonnig: 20mn only









    Aquatic Natur Cocoon 7: 11gal, dry start success / low light / CO2
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    Aquatlantis Evasion 120: Stopped ---> Malawi setup = No Plants

  9. #39
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    Thumbs up need names of the plants.

    liked your setup.

    can you please name the plants as numbered by me in the attached image?
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  10. #40
    1- Ceratophyllum Demersum, floating to reduce light on "2" and "4"
    2- Windlow Fern
    3- I'm not sure what you mean here: On the back, it's Eleocharis acicularis and Rotala Wallichii (the red parts). On the woods, weeping moss. On the stone in the left, some Christmas moss. I find the christmas moss much slower in growth but also worst in attaching to stone. Its old growth also decays faster, so I prefer the weeping in such a small setup
    4- Anubia bareter var nana va petite
    5- Pogostemon helferi
    6- Glosso

    There are also on the right front corner and behind the glosso under the root, some Parvula crypts. Also in there a fissidens moss attached on the lower wood part behind the glosso
    Aquatic Natur Cocoon 7: 11gal, dry start success / low light / CO2
    >>Follow it here<<

    Aquatlantis Evasion 120: Stopped ---> Malawi setup = No Plants

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